Yahoo today announced a renewed push into gaming with the launch of its Classic Games site. The site features an easy-to-use design that allows you to browse for and play games across the Web, Android and iOS devices.
The company also introduced the Yahoo Games Network, a new platform for third-party game developers akin to Apple’s Game Center. It offers various tools including analytics, player authentication, monetization, and social sharing…
Here’s the announcement from Yahoo (via The Next Web):
Today, we are excited to introduce the Yahoo Games Network, our brand new platform for third-party game developers who want distribution of the Yahoo network in addition to easy onboarding services that help them authenticate players, monetize their games, provide social sharing, analytics and ongoing operational support for growth. We’re also launching the new Yahoo Classic Games with a beautiful, elegant, and easy-to-use design that plays seamlessly across the Web, Android devices and iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
The new Yahoo Games Network bring the classics that we all know and love — like Yahoo Poker, Yahoo Pool, and Yahoo Bingo — in addition to other hits like KingsRoad, The Last Stand: Deadzone, Ballistic, Bingo Blingo, Rise of Mythos, Vegas World and Slotomania. We’re already working with some of the best developers in the industry like Rumble Entertainment, DreamWorks, SGN, ChangYou, Namco Bandai America, Playtika, FlowPlay, Con Artist Games and many more on web and mobile.
Yahoo says that it plans to keep building out its platform with improvements and new features—providing a solid cross-platform network for developers looking to reach its untapped gaming audience of its 800 million+ user base.
It’s an interesting move for Yahoo, especially considering Google just announced that its updated Google Play SDK allows for cross-platform gaming. If you want to check out the new Yahoo Classic Games site for yourself, click here.